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Stowmarket Crown

Real Ale

1 Crown St, IP14 1HX

01449 615262

grid reference TM 049 591

opened 1852

owner Admiral Taverns

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Wed: 1800-2300
  • Thu: 1200-2300
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-2400
  • Sun: 1200-2300
(Times last updated 30/09/2014)

regular real ales

Greene King IPA

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Local licensing authority for Stowmarket is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 02/04/2016

A street corner local with a large single bar. Live music on Saturday evening.

Originally only a beerhouse, the Crown got its full license on February 8th 1956.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.3 mile away Railway station about 0.3 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

Sport TV Sport TV

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.